Millions of web users have conditions that limit their ability to read, use and enjoy the web. Websites and web browsers are not optimized for people with low vision, limited dexterity, learning disabilities, or low literacy. Assistive technology and computer accessibility tools can help, but are used by only fraction of those who could benefit. New technology is helping libraries change this paradigm. With tools built into their websites and installed onto shared computer kiosks, libraries can now improve web usability for all.
Interests: Accessibility (ADA-compliance), Digitial Libraries, Diversity, Emerging Technologies, Equity of Access, Literacy, Special Needs Populations, Technical Services, Technology, Virtual Communities and Libraries
Library Type: Academic, Consortium, Museum, Nonprofit, Other, Public, Regional System, Retired, Rural, Special, State Library